Virginia ‘Ginny’ Finke, 82

Virginia “Ginny” Finke (nee Coulter), 82, of West Bend, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, after a courageous 10-year battle with cancer.
Ginny was born on Oct. 17, 1928, in Peoria, Ill., to the late John and Ethel (nee Plack) Coulter. She graduated from Manual High School in Peoria. On Jan. 1, 1952, she married Donald E. Finke at Trinity Lutheran Church in Peoria. The couple moved to Wisconsin in 1952 and then to West Bend in 1953. Ginny worked for the West Bend Co. in customer service and accounts receivable department. She celebrated 25 years of service to the company on Feb. 27, 1987, and retired in December 1987. Ginny was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Ginny is survived by her husband, Donald “Don” Finke; three sons, Richard (Cathy) Finke of Waukesha, Michael (Lajeanne) Finke of DeForest and Terry Finke of West Bend; grandchildren, Eryn and Maxwell Finke, Ashley and Heather Finke, and Jeremy Finke; and great-grandchild, Braelyn Finke. She is further survived by her siblings, Bernice Grauer, Melvin (Norma) Coulter and Delores Kranz; sister-in-law, Dorothy Coulter and Yvonne Coulter; and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ginny is preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Elmer Coulter, Reuben Coulter, Clifford Coulter, and Evelyn Woosley; and brothers-in-law, Leo Grauer, Arnold Kranz and Elmo Woosley.

A memorial service for Ginny will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Dr., West Bend. Gathering time will be from 10:30 a.m. until time of service. Inurnment to take place at Washington County Memorial Park. Memorials to Our Savior Church or the American Cancer Fund.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Marjorie Vukelich for her care and compassion for Ginny.